1799 in History – What happened in year 1799

✅ Published on April 2nd, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1799 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1799.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1799 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
27 mayWar of the Second Coalition-Austrian forces defeated theFrench and captured the strategically important town of Winterthur,Switzerland.
12 julyMaharaja Ranjit Singh conquered the Lahore and became the maharaja of Punjab. He is known as the ruler of five rivers. He was one who established the Sikh kingdom in Indian subcontinent. He defeated Bhangi Misl in for Lahore.
15 julyFrench soldiers uncovered the Rosetta Stone in Fort Julien, near the Egyptian port city of Rashid.
30 augustAnglo-Russian invasion of Holland-A squadron of the navy ofthe Batavian Republic surrendered to the Royal Navy without a fight nearWieringen.
12 octoberJeanne Geneviève Labrosse became the first woman to make aparachute jump, when she descended 900 m (3,000 ft) from a hot-air balloon.
08 novemberThe coup of 18 Brumaire led by Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès andNapoleon deposed the French government, replacing the Directory with theConsulate.
10 decemberFrance became the first country to adopt the metric system asits system for weights and measures.
04 MayTipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, was killed by the British at the age of 48 by deception in Srirangapatna, Karnataka.
07 JulyMaharaja Ranjit Singh captured Lahore.
09 NovemberAfter leading the coup against the government, Napoleon Bournaparte declared himself the dictator of France.
14 DecemberAmerica's first President George Washington died. He was unanimously elected President of the United States.
18 DecemberThe body of the first President of the United States of America George Washington was buried at Mount Vernon.
09 JanuaryBritish Prime Minister William Pitt introduced income tax to raise money for the war against young Napoleon.
13 FebruaryThe first American insurance law was passed by the Massachusetts legislature.
29 MarchA law was passed in New York aimed at gradually ending slavery in the state.
16 AprilNapoleon Wars: Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon used to drive Ottoman Turks across the Jordan River near Ecker Sek.
27 MayWar of Winterthur: The Hobsberg army secured control of north-east Switzerland from the French army of the Danube.
22 JuneBritain and Russia decided to invade the Republic of Batapace.
12 JulyRanjit Singh took possession of Lahore from Bhangi Misl, an important step towards establishing the Sikh Empire and becoming Maharaja of Punjab.
27 AugustSecond Coalition War: Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland - Britain and Russia, had sent an expedition to the Batavian Republic.
01 SeptemberThe Bank of Manhattan Company opened in New York City.
12 OctoberJanné Genevieve Lubrosse became the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute from a height of 900 meters.
09 NovemberNapoleon Bonaparte became dictator of France.
14 DecemberGeorge Washington, the first President of the United States, died in Mount Vernon, Virginia.


Famous birthdays in the year 1799:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberJohn Light Atlee / Surgeon / United States of America
02 NovemberTitian Peale / Photographer / United States of America
03 NovemberWilliam Sprague III / Politician / United States of America
06 February Imre Frivaldszky / Botanist / Hungary
06 January Jedediah Smith / Explorer / United States of America
06 JuneAlexander Pushkin / Poet / Russia
11 February Basil Moreau / Priest / France
12 AprilHenri Druey / Politician / Switzerland
16 March Anna Atkins / Photographer / United Kingdom
18 JuneWilliam Lassell / Astronomer / United Kingdom
20 March Karl August Nicander / Poet / Sweden
20 MayHonoré de Balzac / Novelist / France
22 DecemberNicholas Callan / Physicist / Ireland
23 JuneJohn Milton Bernhisel / Politician / United States of America
25 JuneDavid Douglas / Explorer / Scotland
26 February Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron / Engineer / France
26 OctoberMargaret Agnes Bunn / Actress / Scotland
27 February Edward Belcher / Naval Officer / United Kingdom
27 February Frederick Catherwood / Architect / United Kingdom
31 January Rodolphe Töpffer / Author / Switzerland
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